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Ms Serah Muthoni Mwangi

In observing World AIDS Day, the Kent County Health Department will be offering free walk-in HIV testing during the week, starting December 2.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Intelligence Committee to review impeachment investigation report Monday Comedian Rosanne Barr to speak at Trumpettes' Gala at Mar-A-Lago Israeli, Palestinian business leaders seek Trump boost for investment project MORE reaffirmed his commitment to end HIV/AIDS in 10 years in a tweet Sunday.

The lowest number to date was 2017, when 182 people in B.C. were newly diagnosed with HIV. ART reduces the amount of the virus in a person's body, allowing them to live healthy lives and reducing their chances of transmitting HIV to others, says the US Department of Health and Human Services.

This was stated by him at a seminar organised by Bridge Consultants Foundation on the World AIDS Day.

About 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV today and about 15 percent of them (1 in 7) are unaware they are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In western and central Europe and North America, however, almost 80% of people with HIV have access to ART, resulting in extremely low AIDS-related death rates compared to other world regions.

Cambodia has also announced its ambitious goal to eliminate virtually all new HIV infections by reaching 95-95-95 by 2025 and achieve an AIDS-free generation.

Cape Town - The number of people living with HIV in the Western Cape is estimated at 8.9%, with the adoption and implementation of the UNAids 90-90-90 Strategy having strengthened the focus on HIV testing and treatment.

She said: "It's been 5 years since I became a #UNAIDS global goodwill ambassador and I'm proud to help raise awareness on the fight towards an AIDS free future. When I came out, so many people called me with very bad names and I nearly gave up, that is why I want to educate the society, to save many lives", Waithera says. He also promised to invest in building a resilient health care system, in line with his government's priority to provide access to quality and affordable healthcare for every citizen. Mrs Kenyatta said although mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya has been reduced to five per cent, more effort is needed to ensure mothers are counselled, tested and assisted to deliver safely.

Ms Sullivan said U.S., had invested 85 billion dollars globally to help to control HIV and reduce new infections.

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